Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. How will you all be spending the last day of your weekend?
There are 164 days until Opening Day, which is way too many in my estimation. But as long as we get to spend the next few days watching the Yankees lose, I’m ok with it. They’re off today, but you can watch the Dodgers try to go up 2-0 on the Cubs today at 7:30.
It’s an especially slow day for Orioles news, so bear with me.
Because You Asked - "The Cradle of Life" - School of Roch
Roch cleans out his mailbag and answers the burning questions of the offseason.
No billy goat of “Bambino” but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxed - Baltimore Sun
Not Orioles related, but if there is a curse in Washington I’m gonna call it the curse of being jerks about MASN. Doesn’t really roll off the tongue.
21 Years Later, Jeff Maier Gets to Relive His Big Moment - The New York Times
You might have heard that there was a play last night that went against the Yankees and reminded people of Jeffrey Maier. Unlike that night in 1996 though, the home run actually was a home run and ruled that way by replay. So it's hardly payback.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have a very special birthday Orioles birthday buddy. Jim Palmer turns 72 years old today and I hope he has a fine day of celebration! Also celebrating today are Glenn Gulliver, who played for the 1982-83 Orioles; and Chad Mottola, who Baseball Reference tells me played for the Orioles in 2004. I don’t recall him though.
On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles won the World Series! They defeated the Cincinnati Reds in five games. In sadder news, it was on this day in 1997 that the Orioles wasted an amazing start by Mike Mussina and lost to the Indians in the ALCS.